Luke 6:20–23 (ESV)
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great
in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
Jesus blesses the crowds and describes their estates in this life and the life to come. Even amid sorrows, God’s blessings
I pray: Set my heart, dear Savior, on Your blessings and promises, that I remain steadfast in all circumstances. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1720.